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to u.s. leaders negotiating over the so- called fiscal cliff about the serious financial impact looming on the horizon. that's where we begin this morning. how confident are you about the state of the u.s. economy? what steps are you taking to prepare for the potential impact if the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff? give us a call this morning. you can also catch up with us on all your favorite social media sites, twitter or facebook. or e-mail us. thismorning to you on wednesday, november 21. we are talking about federal reserve chairman ben bernanke's comments yesterday about the fiscal cliff, and getting your thoughts on bthe u.s. economy. and this headline -- also, in the financial times -- to tell little bit more about ben bernanke's , and sister day we turn to david clarke of "politico," their financial services editor. thanks for joining us. guest: thanks for having me. host: what is making the most waves from his speech? guest: in the past he has warned that congress and the president's path to take care of the fiscal cliff. yesterday he said it is not simply doing it but how they
become the first sitting u.s. president to visit burma. he also visited thailand this weekend. today, cambodia, where he will attend a summit. in the meantime, back here in washington, congress takes a weeklong break for the thanksgiving holiday. they will come back as they ponder the fiscal cliff and how to avoid it this week. they will be back next week. lots more headlines and talk this weekend about the future of the republican party as it ponders itself. one headline says romney is digging a deeper hole for the party. we want to hear from republicans only for the first 45 minutes of its monday edition. what do you think the future of your party is, what do you stand for, and what should you stand for moving forward? here are the numbers -- ere's the "washington times" this morning, the governor of louisiana, bobby jindal. the talk continues in the party about what to romney has had to say about why he lost to the president. [video clip] >> first, governor romney is an honorable and exceptional man. i'm proud of campaign reform across the country, but i absolutely reject what he
will continue to watch that story for u.s. well. part of the mix to avoid the fiscal cliff is these jobless benefits. that is the headline in the politics and policy section of "the washington post." "over 2 million americans could lose their jobless benefits before the end of the year." host: susan, michigan, what do you think? should we cut medicare and social security? caller: absolutely not. absolutely not. host: why not? caller: i am a woman who has finally reached the age of social security. all the years the work, this money was taken out of my paycheck. i was told from a very young age that when i reached a fine age of the period where you retire and you can get social security, that all the money that i paid in would be refunded to me. this money is not to be touched, not to be changed. for my generation, or the generations that are coming after i am gone, to mess with social security is absolutely a travesty. it should never, ever retouched. host: president obama, meeting with labor leaders today, as well as other liberal groups, and also planning to meet with business leaders. he
as he continues to that 2014 deadline for u.s. troops out of the afghanistan. the ceremonies get under way later this morning we'll have live coverage at 11:00 eastern here on c-span. washington journal continues on this sunday november 11. we'll be back in a moment. >> some patients require special therapy, hip knows sis is effect nive certain types of battle northeast rose sis f. >> now you're deep asleep. we're going back now, going back to -- one of the most important procedures is group psychotherapy. here under the psych tryst guidance the patient lerns to understand something of the basis causes of his distress. >> i'd like to see if we can get some illustrations about how one's personal safety would stem from childhood safety. if i had done anything wrong afseshamed of i would tell them what i had done so i kept it to myself. >> this weekend on c-span 3 let there be light. his world war ii dk meantry on combat trauma and treatment. today at 4 p.m. eastern. >> i want my fiction to be intensely journalistic because unless you get out and look at what is going on these days, you'r
spill in u.s. history. that announcement is where we want to begin with you this morning. what are your thoughts on the record-setting $4.50 million fine and the recovery effort in the gulf. give us a call on the democratic line or the republican line or the independent line. host: you can also catch up with us on all your favorite social media sites on twitter, facebook and email us at journal @c-span.org. a very good morning to you. want to begin as we said with that $4.5 billion fine of b.p. over the oil spill from 2010. here's the front page of the "houston chronicle" this morning. b.p. stock with $4.5 billion fines. the column notes that finally justice for 11 lyes lost. another headline, b.p. pleads guilty, a picture of the deep water horizon rig there from the incident. and want to take you to "the advocate" also in louisiana. oil firm to plead guilty to charges in death. b.p. agrees to pay out $4.5 billion in debt. and a day of reckoning arrives for b.p. on thursday. we'll read you the front page story from the "wall street journal" now. b.p. slapped with record fines. they agre
that tuesday. then on friday afternoon, i received word that the u.s. supreme court had granted a review on a petition by governor bush at the time to review the decision that we had made on the 21st. we had also had a crucial decision in the matter that we had made on thursday, thanksgiving day, having to do with the miami dade county recount. host: that decision was? guest: that we denied a petition for the court to order the canvassing board to continue a recount. canvassing board had made a decision on the wednesday night before thanksgiving to not continue at their account because they determine that there was not enough time within our extended deadline in which to continue and vote and we count the votes in miami dade county. they had sorted some 14,000 votes out that they considered had not been counted by the machines. getgore team treid ied to the court to come in. we cannot overlook the discretion that the canvassing board had decided to not continue the cal. we denied that petition. that was on thursday. the u.s. supreme court the next day granted review and set a briefing sc
president -- the clashes are taken place near the u.s. embassy and in tahrir square. talking about security at sea and steps to bolster the united states military presence. the meeting comes days after china began landing planes on its sole aircraft carrier. china has criticized moves in the pacific as plans to contain china. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> on 16 or 17 basis, we have military-run schools. the cost to educate a student is $50,000, almost four times what the rest of public education costs. the vast majority of our bases we use public schools. we take the money and pay every public school system $14,000 per child and save billions of dollars per year with the same or better outcome. >> you can talk with senator tom coburn on "in depth." the senator has written several books. join us for medical doctor and author tom coburn live on sunday on c-span2. "washington journal" continues. host: christine owens is here to talk about long-term unemployment benefits. part of the so-called fiscal cliff talks. let's talk about what they are. guest: federal benefi
go to the u.s. senate and do exactly what john edwards did, and that will immediately start campaigning to be present. i believe our federal legislators are there to take care of federal business and our state legislatures, to be in our -- federal legislators ought to be down in our state, sending dollars to the state, and not sending them to the federal government to have federal legislators play a large game of twister to get the best position. host: bob cusack? guest: the caller mentioned term limits, and it was something mitt romney embraced, and the republicans on capitol hill have not embraced that, and neither have the democrats. it was talked about in the newt gingrich era, but both republicans and democrats are not fond of term limits. there is an argument against it, and that is when members get here, they promised to term- limit themselves, and when they get here they do not know how to legislate, they do not know where the bathrooms are, and just like anything they get experience and better at it, and they break the term-limit pledge. term limits will be discusse
of the events on the attacker the u.s. consulate have been riddled with discrepancies starting soon after the american dead and survivors led behind a charged compound and the bullets guard cia building in benghazi. how confident are you in the white house team? president obama defended yesterday amid criticism he received for poor performance given the issue. let's take a listen to some of the criticism that has been employed. this is on the senate floor yesterday. john mccain called for the select committee to investigate the attacks. [video clip] >> why is it that anybody including our ambassadors to the united nations would believe spontaneous demonstrations are composed of people with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades, and heavy weapons? nobody believes that. why did president obama insists that he labeled the defense an act of terrorism on september 12 when we know now -- i repeat, we know now in an interview on the same day he refused to characterize the attacks in this way and spent two weeks putting the emphasis on a spontaneous protest to a hateful video including in his addres
pledge. [video clip] >> what i would say to grover norquist is the sequester destroys the u.s. military. according to our secretaire defense, it would be shooting ourselves in the hip. a smaller army since 1940 and the smallest airports in the history of the country. sequestration must be replaced. i'm willing to generate revenue. it's fair to ask my party to put revenue on the table. i will not raise tax rates to do it. i will cap deductions. if you can deduct and around $30,000 or $40,000, you can raise $1 trillion in revenue. the people who would lose deductions would be upper-income americans. i want entitlement reforms to do this. democrats always promised to cut spending, but we never cut spending. i'm looking for more revenue for entitlement reform before the end of the year. >> let me press you one more time on grover norquist. he said you are not inclined to go through on this promise to raise revenues because you like being a senator. your response? >> i love being a senator and i want to be a senator who matters for the state of south carolina and the country. when you are $1
alluded to, also jane harman, former u.s. representative, now head of the woodrow wilson international center for scholars, former chair of the house intelligence committee, i believe. and also, john brennan, homeland security advisor to president obama. talk to us about who may be stepping in to fill the shoes of general petraeus. guest: well, you know, morell is considered sorted of the most likely candidate because, you know, having been the deputy director, he could relatively easily just step in to the directorship, very, very intimately familiar with the agency. the other people are all possibilities, but you need to remember that intelligence jobs have been a little bit hard for the obama white house to fill recently. you had director of national intelligence, jim clapper, nominated some time ago to run the overall intelligence operation and it was reportedly very difficult for the white house to find somebody to take that job. it was reportedly offered to several other people before clapper finally took it. so it would be interesting to see who would be on the list to do this.
be prosecuted. i think this is certainly not a singular u.s. action. i think it needs to be across international boundaries, much like the medium by which the debating is. host: let's get to the phones and say what michigan has to say. caller: can you hear me? host: we can. caller: does this violate -- this violence constitutional law. host: does fighting cyber crime violate the law? caller: the bill that is actually being passed to create cyber police or cyber security -- this deal that created violates the constitutional laws. host: we have a couple of bills on the table, but we also seeing the white house. we mentioned that the president has asked for the military to act more aggressively. guest: obviously, i do not have all of the details on this particular bill because it is classified. however, i can tell you, have spent nine years until the military. i have been a part of a lot of operations. in every case, the legal opinion was always an issue that was never passed over to ensure that not just u.s. citizens' rights were in storage but also the rights of the international. i cannot commen
as of yesterday. in usa today there is a piece this morning looking at middle east peace continues to elude u.s. presidents, going through the history of the president's, and their efforts to try to broker peace in the middle east. also this morning in other news, at a congressional level, here is "usa today" with representative jesse jackson jr. -- also on the congressional front, allen west, the tea party- backed african-american in florida who lost his reelection writes today in the "washington times" -- he said that his lawyers saw no way to the effect the outcome of that recounts in the district. so that's this morning. also, the front page of the washington times has a lengthy piece about the what is causing the recovery in the united states to sputter. so those are some other stories for you this morning. we will keep looking at the newspapers as we get your thoughts on our question for all of you, which is in the washington times and the new york times this morning, front- page stories about one-party rule. the washington times asked if is a cure for gridlock. looking at state legislatu
into the economy with a report from u.s. news and world report. there is only one topic, the campaign, and a lot of guests on these programs. nancy is keeping track of all that. good morning. >> good morning to you, steve. that is the topic of five sunday shows today. seasick -- c-span radio rears them at noon, eastern, starting with "meet the press." david +, and eric cantor. at 1:00, "this week." another appearance by david plus, and ed gillespie. at 2:00, "fox news sunday." chris wallace sits down with david axelrod, the senior strategist of the obama campaign, and rich gleason. "state of the union" follows at 3:00 p.m., including rohm emmanuel, rob portman, haley dorf.ur, and steve element no at 4:00 "face the nation." with david schieffer and robert lowry. the son they never talk shows, airing again on c-span radio, -- sunday network talk shows, airing again on c-span radio. they air at noon eastern on "meet the press." -- they air at noon eastern. you can listen to them all on c- span radio, 90.1 fm in the washington, d.c. area, nationwide on x and satellite 119 -- xm satellite 119, or a c
to the polls tomorrow and have been voting early, how confident are you in the u.s. electoral system? here are the numbers to call. host: you can also find us online, using social media. send us a tweet using journal@c- span.org -- twitter.com/c- spanwj. or find a conversation on facebook. you can also e mail us, twitter.com/c-spanwj. how confident are you in the u.s. electoral system? we will bring some articles on how early voting is unfolding, but first, here is the headline from "usa today." 48% to 48%. "it comes down to turnout." host: what do you think about the u.s. electoral system as we head into the final day? voters go to the polls tomorrow. in "u.s. a today," the two candidates made their pitch for why you should vote for them. barack obama, mitt romney, writing in to "usa today," sharing their opinions. president obama says -- "do not give up, we have had a rise in jobs and a rebound in growth." governor romney says -- "we need a new beginning." looking at the headline of "the wall street journal," it gives us an idea of where the candidates were over the weekend. you can see
of maryland, and along with that the first openly gay member of the u.s. senate was elected in wisconsin. here is tammy baldwin. [video clip] >> i did not run to make history. i ran to make a difference. [applause] a difference in the lives of families struggling to find work and pay the bills, a difference in the lives of students worried about debt. [applause] and seniors, worried about their retirement security. [applause] a difference in the lives of veterans who fought for us and need someone fighting for them and their families. [applause] a difference in the lives of entrepreneur weres -- entrepreneurs try to build a business and economic security. [applause] but in choosing me to tackle those challenges, the people of wisconsin have made history. [applause] host: this tweet from benjamin netanyahu, the prime minister of israel, who congratulates u.s. president barack obama on his election victory. fort lauderdale, florida. independent line. caller: thank you for taking my call. host: did you vote yesterday or early in florida? caller: a voted early. actually, i went out and did some la
general. a real scandal in afghanistan is not john allen flirting with the woman. news flash. u.s. marine first with poland. the real scandal is we have had the levin commanding generals and 11 years, which is no way to run a war. i cannot imagine a rotating eisenhower home. there is a seriousness and the way world war two was prosecuted, but i do not see the mindless eurocrat rotation. >>host: if you would like to tak to tom ricks and are a number of active military, you can join the conversation -- how much our ethics talk about in the military, especially at the higher levels? guest: ethics are talking about. i worry about what service being given to ethics and not sufficient attention being paid attention to competence. being a general is like a university professor with tenure. you could do lousy job, but you will keep it as long as you keep your pants on. you need to look at ethics, but you need to look at whether we are giving our soldiers the military leadership heat which they deserve. to really know what the general should look like. i think we tend to focus on things we do know
afghanistan. improve conditions for minorities and the poor. improved education. keep the u.s. safe from terrorism. the quality of the environment. reduce unemployment dropped from 67% to 56%. improve the health care system dropped from 64% to 55%. to go over to the budget, substantially reduce the budget deficit. 42% thought the obama administration would be able to do that in 2008. avoid raising taxes. control illegal immigration. heal political divisions in this country. 54% thought so in 2008. bob in north carolina on are democrats' line. you are up next. caller: i just think it is going to be better coming up this next time because i believe obama it did need a second chance. i voted for him. i am a native american and i lived on a cherokee indian reservation. we have to balance our budget. our leaders serve four years just like the president does. we make our budget work. if we don't have the money, we don't do it. that is all i got to tell you. host: jacqueline pata is going to be on later in this program. how would you describe the conditions where you live? caller: we have a her
of the u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. -- john mccain, lindsey graham, and kelly ayotte. it is a meeting to try to appease your critics. after she came out of the meeting, it appeared to their opposition to them had increased. if the president intends to nominate susan rice as a successor to hillary clinton as secretary of state -- and most indications from the white house are that the president wants to go ahead with it -- it will be an interesting standoff. host: let's hear what kelly ayotte had to say, republican of new hampshire. they met with the secretary. [video clip] >> i want to say i am more trouble today having met with the acting director of the cia and ambassador rice, because it is certainly clear from the beginning that we knew that those with ties to all khyber were involved in the attack on the embassy and clearly the impression that was given of the information given to the american people is wrong. -- we knew that those with ties to al qaeda were involved. they knew by the 22nd that the information given to them was wrong, yet they have not clea
and democratic attorney general. one of our two u.s. senators was an independent, elected twice. an independent missed winning the governorship by 15,000 votes over a million passed in 1973. we were the ticket splitting capital of america. we have cents settled back into partisan voting with the rest of america. this is a very polarized era. having said that, when you have close elections you still have a band of voters who will mix and match on the ballot, either because they want to mix and match or they are simply reacting to the individual candidates. in the case of romney and kaine , i have personally been in situations where straw votes were taken among large groups and you generally find you have 3, 4, 5% of the romney boaters picking tim kane for various reasons. some of these romney voters are more moderate republicans and the like tim kane better than his opponent. are there similar voters for obama and george allen? i am sure there are. i never met one of them. but i will say this -- george allen, despite what happened in 2006, he has won from time to time in running for statewide of
remain concerned that these companies may have violated u.s. laws and injured u.s. citizens." those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. [video clip] >> he worked his way up and went out west to illinois, where the lead mine industry was in its heyday. here arrived by ship by stagecoach, train and arrived in this muddy mining town, boarded himself in a log cabin, established a law practice and worked his way up and became a successful lawyer and got involved politically, ran for congress and served eight terms. he befriended abraham lincoln and that elisas as grant -- ulysses s. grant. he stayed as a close colleague during the civil war. he pointed washburn secretary of state. at that time washburn became very ill. after about 10 days, he submitted his resignation to president grant. grant accepted his resignation. he then regained his health. grant offered him the position of a minister to france. >> the only diplomat to stay during the siege of paris. sunday night at 8:00 p.m. on c- span. >> "washington journal" continues. host: joining us now is kim dixon, a tax poli
the african command in the u.s. military will testify before some committee in congress. then we're going to learn a lot more. because the whole benghazi issue is not going to go away and the president is i think going to have a different set of priorities, because they are going to be forced on him. the president has basically ducked the entitlement issue for his first term. he is going to have to deal with that. because it won't go away and medicare and medicaid from spiraling out of criminal -- out of control fiscal and these are the things he will have to deal with whether he likes it or not and he's obviously reconciled to dealing with them. host: a recent column in "the new york times" after the election, john waver. want to read you his statement. he says we can become a party of -- to do latter we have to fix our hispanic problem as quickly as possible. we've got to accept science and start -- start calling out things that are just not true and not tolerating the intolerable. host: he referred to the climate change issue. guest: that's a great dispute among scientists. whether the
tribute. this is the first president's day since the last u.s. troops left in 2007. we want to take you to some of the president's remarks. host: no veteran should have to wait for months and years for the benefits that have earned. we will not let up on the claims backlog. [applause] as we mark the 50th anniversary of the vietnam war, we have secured new disability better -- disability benefits for veterans exposed to agent orange. we needed it, we fought for it, we got it done. [applause] that is what we do in america. we take care of our own. we take care of our veterans. we take care of your families. not just by saluting you on one day, once per year, but by fighting for you and your families every day of every year. that is our obligation. a sacred obligation to all of you. host: other news from yesterday, from the sunday shows, several appearances from members of the senate. here is the story from "the washington times." "two senators signed a need for immigration reform." host: we will be discussing that immigration issue in the next segment of the "washington journal" this morn
the u.s. east coast, katrina is number one, by a longshot, $108 billion. that's a lot of hurricane damage. does the national flood insurance program as currently structured, does it work? guest: it does. it does help protect consumers from an uninsurable event in the private market. the program was created in 1968 and was created because the private market could not accurately and suitably underwrite the insurance risks. what was happening was people were completely without flood insurance protection. so what was happening in the 1960's and 1950's was american citizens were being flooded and the only recourse they had was federal disaster assistance after the fact. the program was created to have people pay into a program and be prepared for a storm and flood event before happen. it certainly can use improvement. there are critics who say that is too subsidized by the federal government. there was a major loss signed this summer, the bigger waters and flood insurance reform act. it was designed to improve the program. it removes a lot of the subsidies that the government had put in
.9%, slightly up from 7.8% from september. in issuing 171,000 jobs added in october. this is according to the u.s. bureau of labor statistics this morning. i want to get your quick reaction to those numbers. guest: first of all, that is virtually no change. yes, it is an uptick and it was a down tick the month before, and but unemployment is basically staying around 8%. if you count the people who have given up looking for jobs in this country, we have over 20 million people who are unemployed right now. those are the people that we have to address, there needs, their concerns, and make sure they have a job. by producing 12 million jobs, a lot of these people will be put back to work. if we continue the policies of the last four years, i'm afraid we're going to see the next no. for unemployment is going to be 8%-- next norm will be around 8% and around that 20 million figure. i think we can do a lot better and governor romney certainly have the program to do that. in ohio, we have proven that it can be done. host: judas on the democratic line from ohio, you are on with mr. bennett. -- judith on t
's the photo from the u.n. yesterday. the headline is the u.s. heightens the state of palestine, this is mahmoud abbas congratulated by turkey's foreign minister as this took place as 130 countries agreed to upgrade palestine to trying to palestine and going on in the story of break downs, 138 countries in favor, nine opposed, 41 abstaining so the president is backing for the palace at a difficult time host: one more call. ron, this is evansville, indiana on our independent line. caller: how are you doing? host: fine, thank you. caller: well, i tell you, a lot of people just ain't getting what's going on here. the republicans are trying to defund the government to the point where they can get rid of the social programs they cannot stand. they can't come in and just willy nily say they are over but they can defund the government and legitimately say we can e we can't afford them. they divided the country in half and turned part of the country against the other part thinking it's all their fault. well, it's not. it's been a plan by the republicans to defund the government so they
a matter of days. so approximately 25% of the u.s. population would then be afforded marriage equality. obviously in the case of domestic partnership benefits to arizona government employees, it's a case of whether or not they're able to continue to receive those benefits. and then in the case of challenges to doma, what it would mean if the supreme court takes up the case and eventually owe pines in favor of equality and strikes down the defense of marriage act what it would result in is nothing more than in the states that have marriage equality, the federal government would have to recognize those marriages and offer federal benefits to the same sex legally married couples only in those states. not really a marriage case. it's nothing more than the federal government recognizing legally valid same sex marriages in those states for federal benefit purposes. host: the human rights campaign, vice president for communications. this is citrus heights, california. richard is on the line on our republican line. go ahead. caller: i don't know where to start. this is so ridiculous that this
by the u.s. would have little effect on total global emissions. guest: that is just hogwash. one of the features of the carbon tax would be a border tax adjustment in that we give importing nations that have a carbon tax the right to impose tariffs on imports from countries that do not have carbon taxes. the tariffs would be based on the target from the groups that are important. let's say we have a carbon tax and china does not, we would be with to push terrorist -- tarr iffs on imports from china. they would have a dilemma. they could place carbon taxes or the united states would be eating china's lunch because we would be making money off of china's carbon emissions. the international incentive is there. the harrises foundation needs to take another look. someone -- the heritage foundation needs to take another look. if you look at the electric power, it would be at the producer level where most of the change in response to a carbon tax would take place. electric utilities would have strong incentives to switch from fossil fuel, especially coal, to zero carbon renewable energy
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